shop local for the holidays. / sfgirlbybay

i’m not a huge mall shopper — i’d much prefer to support small and medium-sized makers and shop local. in our on-going series ‘around L.A.’ over the years, local photographer lily glass and i have shared many of our favorite small businesses around los angeles and i thought i’d round up a few suggestions for some of those that really specialize in unique and handmade gifts for your last minute holiday shopping, online or in person.

local shop:folia collective. / sfgirlbybay

folia collective — have a green thumb on your christmas list? then, by all means, stop by the botanist to shop at their gorgeous, light-filled folia collective on lake avenue in pasadena and grab green goods galore.

botanic market in silverlake. / sfgirlbybay

botanica restaurant & market — silver lake’s latest cafe & gourmet market opened earlier this year and has fast become a neighborhood favorite. on your way to holiday bash? stop into botanica for a bottle of bubbly, wine or a gourmet treat.

urbanic paper goods. / sfgirlbybay

urbanic paper boutique — our friend audrey owns urbanic, an adorable shop in venice that carries every kind of home accessories, gifts, wrapping paper, card or stationery one could hope for. stop in for all your last minute gift wrapping goods!

belljar gift shop. / sfgirlbybay

belljar — sasha darling has brought her expertly curated goods and vintage wares all the way from san francisco to a two-story brick and mortar on bustling vermont avenue in los feliz. be sure and visit belljar for a festive frock and gorgeous gifts galore.

shopping local for the holidays. / sfgirlbybay

consort — we love L.A.-based high-end interior design firm consort founded by mat sanders and brandon quattrone. there aren’t many shops that urge us to say “i’ll take one of everything!” but their shop on melrose is absolutely one of them. stop in for all the design aficionados on your gift list.

shop local for the holidays. / sfgirlbybay

lake — i love this little shop! they carry beautiful designer clothes, jewelry, bags, and candles. a really special little boutique where you’ll find unique gifts you won’t just see everywhere.

yolk gift store in silverlake. / sfgirlbybay

yolk — just next door to lake is yolk, a darling boutique on silver lake boulevard, carrying wonderful home accessories, clothing, wrapping, cards and stationery, and really adorable gifts for kids as well.

blockshop textiles. / sfgirlbybay

block shop — created in 2010 by dream-team sister-duo lily + hopie stockman, blockshop’s designs are hand carved onto wooden blocks, the textiles hand-dyed and each piece hand-printed resulting in stunning, one of a kind creations including rugs, pillows, baby blankets, paper prints, scarves.

wacko gift store in los feliz. / sfgirlbybay

soap plant — have a friend who’s fond of the 80’s? here’s a blast from the past: shop the soap plant for kitschy collectibles at this fun shop on sunset near hollywood boulevard in los feliz.

los angeles local gift guide for the holidays. / sfgirlbybay

alchemy works — pop into DTLA arts districts alchemy works for a range of lovely printed material, apparel, household items and handmade gifts.


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